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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 7, 2012 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Reviews

Even more ridiculous is the fact that the stuff has existed in the public domain for over 30 years. Any legal argument that the material was ever intended for the exclusive use of the GD is long gone. The statements of the members of the band and their intention to have the music out there is in and of itself enough to negate any action against somebody with a board in their possession that was ever on the Archive or traded on a cassette.

I personally have enjoyed my 1000+ hours of GD on cassette and more recently every show on MP3 (gapless and pristine) for many years. Trying to put this genie back in the bottle now by simply revising history to act like the stuff is or was not available by or somebody changing their mind about the music's availability is just Fantasy Land.

The same is true for what is found in the objectionable posts.